Studies show that your topical products are more deeply penetrating after microneedling. Drink a lot of water before your appointment and for the two weeks following the appointment. If you are drinking coffee or alcohol, drink twice as much water.
Avoid Accutane for 6 months prior
Do not use topical agents that may increase the sensitivity of skin: retinoids, topical antibiotics, exfoliants, acids that may be drying or irritating to the skin (such as alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) beta hydroxyl acids (BHA), exfoliating masks, salicylic acids, hydroquinone, and benzoyl peroxide acne products) 5-7 days prior
Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, Motrin or Advil for 3 days prior to treatment. These agents will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical and responsible for your skin rejuvenation
Avoidance of IPL/Laser procedures, unprotected sun exposure or sunburn for 2 weeks prior
No waxing, depilatory creams, or electrolysis to area being treated 5-7 days prior
No shaving the day of the procedure to avoid skin irritation. If there is dense hair present in the treatment area, closely shave the area the day before you arrive at your appointment. Moles, warts, or actinic (solar) keratosis cannot be treated.
Avoid blood-thinning agents (aspirin, fish oil, Omega-3, Vitamin E) for 1 week prior. May resume day after treatment.